Kirsty Weakley

Kirsty Weakley

Reporter , Civil Society Media Ltd from May 2011

Kirsty joined Civil Society Media in May as a reporter after completing a journalism course at Kingston University.

She has a degree in history from Swansea University where she ran a painting and decorating project helping vulnerable adults for Discovery Student Volunteering. She also lived in France for six months and speaks fluent French.

Email her kirsty.weakley@civilsociety.co.uk

Follow her on Twitter @KirstyWeakley 

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BeatBullying lost out on major funding sources in 2013

The BeatBullying Group lost out on major sources of funding in 2013, exacerbating its cashflow problems, and warned staff that they could be made redundant as a result.

Civil society organisations involved in all but one of the Transforming Rehabilitation preferred bidders

Preferred bidders in 20 out of 21 of the Transforming Rehabilitation contract areas include civil society bodies as partner organisations, according to a list published today by the Ministry of Justice.

BeatBullying in talks to rescue part of the charity

The BeatBullying Group has delayed appointing an administrator as trustees are in discussions with organisations interested in buying part of the charity’s operations.

David McCollough, chief executive, RVS

Charities must demonstrate their effectiveness better to the public or face losing trust, David McCullough, chief executive of Royal Voluntary Service, said yesterday.

So B&B operators cannot refuse gay couples a bed in their own home yet banks can assume muslim organisations might be laundering money for terrorists without any criminal act being proved. Its a strange world.

» Finsbury Park Mosque told its bank account will be closed by HSBC

ITV taking legal advice over Text Santa funding for BeatBullying

ITV has said it is taking legal advice over the way the money from its Text Santa appeal was used by the BeatBullying Group.

Relationship between government and charity 'has lost its way', says Nandy

There needs to be a rebalancing of the relationship between the voluntary sector and government, shadow minister for civil society Lisa Nandy said today.

 Small charities are my priority, says new civil society minister Rob Wilson

The new minister for civil society Rob Wilson outlined his four priorities for the voluntary sector, including ensuring the government supports small charities as much as large ones, in a speech yesterday.

BeatBullying's technology CIC has not filed accounts with Companies House

A software community interest company set up by the BeatBullying Group in 2012 is almost a year late filing its first set of accounts.

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